Addiction can be a harrowing experience for anyone. For those with a sensory disability, such as a deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired individual, this experience can be even more daunting, as they’re faced with not only overcoming an addiction, but attempting to find a treatment program that recognizes, respects, and caters to their unique needs and challenges, in a world that largely revolves around the experiences and perception of sound and sight.
National Eye Institute
As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute’s mission is to “conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.”
VisionAware helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community.
National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
NAPVI is a national membership organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.
NAPVI provides leadership, support and training to assist parents in helping their children reach their full potential.
National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
For parents of children with visual impairments.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.
Guiding Eyes is an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school with a 50+ year legacy of providing the blind and visually impaired with superior Guiding Eyes dogs, training and lifetime support services.
Prevent Blindness America
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year.
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